(March 21st) In this video lecture, the topic discussed is Vascular Mechanics.
Cardiovascular system, blood vessels, aneurysm, blood pressure, elastin and collagen, vasa vasorum, arterial mechanical behavior, inflation, biaxial testing, strain energy function, residual stresses, atherosclerosis, stary's classification, finite element study, lipid pools, vulnerable plaque, dirct evaluation, treatments
This course of UC Berkeley - Bio Engineering/ME C117: Structural Aspects of Biomaterials - provides an overview of medical devices, FDA regulatory issues, biocompatibility and sterilization technology. It examines biomechanical properties: isotropy/anisotropy, stiffness, bending stresses, contact stresses, multiaxial loading, plasticity, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, design issues. Also covered: Orthopedics, Dental, Cardiovascular, and Soft Tissue Reconstruction.Professor Pruitt's current research is focused on fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, cyclic damage zones, and evolution of structure due to cyclic loading and environment in advanced polymers and biomaterials.